On any given night in Minneapolis, between 300 and 400 people have no place to sleep. The tough economy has the city’s homeless population soaring — making the need for housing crucial. Now, Minneapolis has a new facility that will take more than 300 people off the streets.
Homeless shelters in the Fargo-Moorhead area report unprecedented demand this summer. New Life Center Assistant Director Rob Swiers tells The Forum newspaper that that shelter turned away 178 men in June and July because of a lack of space.
For months, Peavey Plaza housed members of the Occupy Movement. But it quickly became a place that business owners and police call “a problem.” Police say the increasing poor conditions for people living at Peavey Plaza led to a 300 percent increase in arrests in that area.
Peavey Plaza is being temporarily closed for cleaning and maintenance, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.
The heat wave is impacting Minnesota’s homeless population. Shelters across the Twin Cities are at full capacity with people looking to cool off.
For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.
It was just after 2 o’clock Friday morning when the shrill sound of smoke alarms pierced the overnight darkness.
On a cold winter night, Sandy Norton is reading herself to sleep. She’s wrapped in a blanket, in the front seat of her car. Norton is the face of the working poor.
A new campaign hatched in Minneapolis is tapping into one of America’s most powerful demographics to help put an end to youth homelessness.
Hennepin County held its 12th annual Project Homeless Connect Monday. The event is a one stop shop for people who are either homeless or close to being homeless.
The latest survey found that more than 1,400 people are homeless in Anoka County, and nearly 600 are children in families. Even more startling is the increase in young adults ages 18 to 21 who are homeless.
On any given night in the Twin Cities, there are roughly 1,000 people who don’t have a place to sleep. If all of the homeless shelters are filled to capacity, only 30 percent of the need is met.
Authorities have identified the homeless man who died Wednesday morning after starting a fire to keep warm in a vacant Minneapolis house.
Carrie Sewald-Hester homeschools her kids during the day, but they’re also learning lessons at night.
The chill of fall and freeze of winter is not the kind of weather you’d want to spend a lot of time outside in.